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57 articles published


Reimagining China and Asia

Commentary / World Nov 9, 2017

Reimagining China and Asia

by Chas Freeman

China's growing military weight as well as doubts about the staying power of the U.S., exacerbated by White House rhetoric, have caused China's neighbors, including longstanding U.S. allies, to begin to reposition themselves.

Former SMAP stars find freedom online

Music | Sound Off Nov 9, 2017

Former SMAP stars find freedom online

by Patrick St. Michel

When a wrecking ball fell on and destroyed a car, I was hooked on a 72-hour live stream starring three former members of pop group SMAP. Airing last weekend on the online streaming site AbemaTV, this program found Goro Inagaki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi and Shingo Katori ...

WBA flyweight champ Kazuto Ioka relinquishes title

More Sports / Boxing Nov 9, 2017

WBA flyweight champ Kazuto Ioka relinquishes title

WBA flyweight champion Kazuto Ioka relinquished his belt Thursday, his father and gym president Kazunori Ioka announced. The elder Ioka told a news conference his son had been scheduled to defend his title for the sixth time on Dec. 31, but he will not be ...

Keisuke Honda helps Pachuca advance to Copa MX semifinals

Soccer Nov 9, 2017

Keisuke Honda helps Pachuca advance to Copa MX semifinals

Midfielder Keisuke Honda scored four minutes before the break as fifth-seeded Pachuca trounced No. 13 seed Xolos de Tijuana 4-0 in a Copa MX quarterfinal on Wednesday. Midfielder Victor Guzman collected a brace and goals from Honda and Franco Jara sent the fans at Estadio ...

Bankrupt Samoa Rugby Union faces scrutiny

More Sports / Rugby Nov 9, 2017

Bankrupt Samoa Rugby Union faces scrutiny

World Rugby said Thursday it will look at the game's governance in Samoa after administrators in the Pacific nation admitted they were bankrupt and could not pay their bills. Samoa Rugby Union chairman Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegao pleaded with the public for financial support this week, ...

Celtics cruise past Lakers for 10th straight win

Basketball / NBA Nov 9, 2017

Celtics cruise past Lakers for 10th straight win

The Celtics are piling up injuries almost as quickly as they are victories this season. Aron Baynes matched his career high with 21 points, Kyrie Irving scored 19 and Boston overcame injuries to Al Horford and Jayson Tatum to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 107-96 ...